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. >> jesse jackson jr. could face up to five years in prison after admitting to misusing $70,000 in campaign funds. he will also plead guilty to charges of filing of all -- of false tax return. rebecca cooper a has more in our newsroom. >> he said he did not want to waste time or money. the recently-resigned congressman did plead guilty and his wife pleads guilty to tax fraud. now they plead for leniency as the defense is the picture of the remorseful politicians struggling with mental illness. jesse jackson jr. was grim-faced when he arrived at court accompanied by his publicist judy smith. his lawyer, a well-known defense attorney, did speak to reporters, making it clear that jackson's hospitalization for bipolar disease would be part of his defense. >> it turns out that jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about the. we will talk about them extensively with the court's. these health issues are related to his present predicament. >> there is a list of items jackson is accused of buying with campaign funds including a rolex watch, children's furniture, $5,000 for furs, and thou
it is like to work and live together. they will >> in entertainment news, fans of michael jackson may want to make plans to get to vegas. >> a new show -- it is opening this summer. it is called "michael jackson grumman one a." -- "michael jackson i." the show is the second collaboration between this company and jackson's estate. the first production was the traveling show. >> cynne simpson and arch campbell are in california to cover the academy awards. >> did you see him in his tuxedo? before he left, he gave us his tips for who he thinks will be the big winners. >> this is oscar buzz. many oscar contest feel like a good election, too close to call. >> all men are created equal. >> jones was the early favorite to win best supporting actor. his competition includes robert deniro, the obsessive compulsive father. >> when light reaches out like a moment, it is the senate to not treat -- cannot reach back. >> i think his rousing finale speech will win and best supporting actor. >> having sex with everybody in the office. >> any women? >> yes. >> how about the best actors contest? jennifer la
congressman jesse jackson jr. mree pleads guilty to lavish abuse of campaign money and offering a tearful apology to his famous father. here's abc's seen yonior justic correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: today, congressman jesse jackson, jr. left court in disgrace, breaking months of silence. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: the son of the iconic civil rights leader, and one-time presidential candidate, had been a rising star. even speaking at the 2008 democratic national convention. but today, jackson was in court weeping as a convicted felon. he turned to his father to say i'm sorry. jackson admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal gain. memorabilia from michael jackson, jimi hendrix and bruce lee. furs, home furnishings, a rolex watch worth $43,000. jackson now faces more than four years in prison, as part of his guilty plea, and likely will serve time. not a future jackson or his father ever expected. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> and now, we want you to know about a new consumer alert about a kind of fraud call
a pair of shoes. abc7 news. >> thank you. former congressman jesse jackson jr. could face prison time after pleading guilty to using campaign funds for personal items. the illinois democrat use the money to buy among other things, a rolex watch furniture, and electronics. he cut a deal with prosecutors today and waived his right to a trout. >> jesse jackson jr. will face up to five years in prison. he will have a guideline range of 46 to 57 months. he will have to pay back the money he stole. >> jackson remains free until he is sentenced in june. his wife was also pled guilty to filing false joint income tax returns. >> virginia voters could vote as early as tomorrow on a proposed transportation bill. this is weeks after gov. bob mcdonnell's original bill drew attention. it would increase the sales tax from 5.3% and 2.5% and increase the title tax on new car purchases. >> 6:00 tonight -- d.c. mayor vincent gray pushes for what he calls a sustainable d.c. in the years to come. part of this is encouraging commuters to use their cars to get in and out of the district. >> it is a pretty
jackson jr. faces a possible five years in prison. he admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal gain. memorabilia from michael jackson, jimmy hendricks and bruce lee, even a rolex watch worth $43,000. he apologized after the hearing saying he simply let everybody down. >>> one body has been recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's sam champion with more. >> reporter: it start as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions spun out, causing pileups. >> it's terrible, because they can't clean the roads and it will just get worse. >> reporter: and stranding hundreds of drivers, some for hours,
. the hearing will continue next week. jesse jackson is formally charged. >> the deadline for sequestration is march 1 but the airport is canceling an air show in may. >> will a new boardwalk in new jersey make it >> you're watching abc news at 6:00 on your side. >> he claims he was robbed in the district and went to police for help and now he is under arrest. jennifer donelan joins us live with a story that you will only see on 7. >> this was a bizarre caper indeed. a car load of suspects arrested after police tell us they drove here to the 6th district after the driver claimed he was being robbed. let's show you the video. we were there moments after the car went into the back parking lot and all three men jumped out of the car. the driver claiming he was being robbed by the other passengers. do you recall an incident where the suspects drive to you? >> i can't recall that but we're glad they paid us a visit. >> and that was jennifer donelan reporting. former congressman jesse jackson jr. has been formally charged where conspiracy by spending campaign funds
. >> coming up next, janet jackson shows she's good at keeping secrets. what she has revealed about a love life. >> what do you do when your child feels like they're born in the wrong body? >> on to that big dancing with the stars are reveale -we will- learned which celebrity will compete in the show's 16th season. >> we have learned the name of one contestant. jacoby jones will be there. in our 6:00 hour, hour cynne simpson will be joining us live from los angeles with a preview of the big retail -- reveal. >> janet jackson and her billionaire businessman beyonce work -- have been married since last year. the couple issued a statement saying that they tied the knot in a private and beautiful ceremony. the wedding gift to one another was contributions to their favorite children's charities. >> a belated congratulations. 4:57. 39 biggert -- 35 degrees. >> learn how congress plans to honor
one. >>> big news for michael jackson's immediate family. always big news from the jackson family. his teenage son is making another important move. and just wait until you hear what it's all about his sister just did. that's all coming up in "the skinny." >> we just had a guy on "entertainment tonight" doing his thing. jacksons are doing a lot of stuff. plus interesting news about janet coming out. so all kinds of jackson dirt this morning. so stick around. >>> but first that blizzard. by the end of the day, the chicago and detroit areas are going to get some snow from all of it. thankfully for travelers stranded in denver's airport, things are finally getting back to normal. >> dozens of flights at major mid western airports today have already been canceled. watches and warnings are posted in 19 states from oklahoma to maine. abc's meteorologist ginger zee begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's a textbook blizzard. smothering texas, oklahoma, kansas and missouri. look at this time lapse video. amarillo, disappearing in snow. >> see what it's like so far. here we go. >> reporter: amar
at the michael jackson madison square garden concert, from my heart i wrote her a letter it was time to deal with clearly a drug problem. that she could no longer ignore. >> reporter: what did she say in reply, anything? >> she did not reply. i do know that she got the letter. i do know when i brought this subject up to her personally as you and i are sitting, probably, i think it was the year 2000, and bobby brown was actually in jail. and advised her, you know that she must get rehab treatment intensely. and she was not ready. >> reporter: there were many who thought the young lawyer clive davis wasn't ready to take over the legendary columbia record when he was just 35. >> reporter: it was a fluke. the scepticism gave way to awe when the hits just kept on coming along with the money. you have made a lot of it. one year, $70 million. by any body's standard, especially poor kid growing up in brooklyn. a lot of dough. how important was making the money to you? >> i am not driven by money. i found i am a lucky guy. >> reporter: when we return, clive davis reveals the very personal secret he h
to 34%, cuccinelli would get 31%. >> breaking news. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr., has now pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. he admitted to using nearly $750,000 for personal expenses. jackson's wife, a former chicago alderman is due in court a few hours from now. that is when she is expected to plead guilty as well for falsifying tax returns. if we will have much more coming up tonight on abc7 is starting at 5:00. former new orleans mayor ray nagin it is said to be arraigned today on charges he accepted nearly $200,000 in bribes. he was indicted next month on 21 federal counts. today to a federal magistrate " set bail and prosecutors may ask to take away his passport. >> police in south africa say olympic runner oscar pistorius is a flight risk and they are asking a judge not to grant him bail. police brought the of the npt to court for a second day of a bill dealing. they say while searching the veteran they found testosterone needles and 38 caliber ammunition in a safe. they say he and his girlfriend had a fight on valentine's day which led him to shoot and
jackson jr. and his wife are due in court today. expected to plead guilty to federal charges. jackson is accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, former chicago lawmaker, sandy jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> as pope benedict prepares to step down, the buzz is growing about the unlikely possibility that an american could be next in line. the spotlight is on cardinal sean o'malley of boston. he's known for simply wearing a brown robe and scandals. he inherited an archdiocese badly tainted by the church scandal. >>> with that, we take a look at your wednesday weather across the country. dallas, houston, oklahoma city could see some showers. we'll have some rain in the pacific northwest. snowfall for denver, starting around dinner time. california dries out after yesterday's storm. it will be pretty quiet here on the east coast. >> and it's another day of bone-chilling cold in the upper midwest. minneapolis will struggle to get above ten degrees. new york, boston and baltimore are in the upper 30s.
obama's like, let's get out of here. >> 2016. here we go. >>> michael jackson's oldest son is only 16 years old. but he's already making a name for himself. prince jackson has landed his first job as a special correspondent for "entertainment tonight." >> they grow up so fast. at a time when most kids are getting ready for the s.a.t.s, prince jackson was covering a junket for "oz the great and powerful." he says he wants to be a well-rounded director and actor someday. >>> and talk about ambition. look at what this 9-year-old is doing. nicholas is getting ready to run a marathon in antarctica. >> he's doing it for a good cause. it's called operation warm, which provides coats for needy kids across the u.s. by the time he runs one marathon on each of the seven continents, nicholas wants to raise $1 million. it's a balmy 35 degrees. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. i was living with pain -- all over. the intense ache made it hard to do the things that i wanted. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of o
. former congressman jesse jackson jr. could get five years after admitting he used thousands in campaign funds for his personal use, in including a $43,000 rolex, as well as a lot of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. he spoke outside the courtroom afterwards. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> jackson's wife pleaded guilty to filing false joint income tax returns. she faces one to two years in prison. on top of that, thousands in fines. >>> a bombshell secret revealed by a respected former senator. pete domenici now says he fathered a secret child during an affair in the 1970s. perhaps more shocking, the woman in the affair was the daughter of one of his senate colleagues. domenici represented new mexico for six terms before retiring. he's been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> hundreds of thousands of federal workers are being warned there will be less money in their paychecks if those budget cuts go through. pentagon workers would lose one day of work each week for up to 22 weeks. that's a loss of about 20% of their pay. and the budg
it. 37 degrees. >> an update on jesse jackson jr., dealing with >> run jesse jackson says his son, former congressman jesse jackson, jr., is understood medical supervision. he says his son is struggling with bipolar disorder, compounded by the stresses of that its legal troubles. he was charged with conspiracy for allegedly spending $
. much more ahead at 5:38. >> huge legal troubles for two former leaders. and congressman jesse jackson jr. and f >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> brenda heck, added pain for students at suitland high school and already grieving the murder of a 15-year-old classmate from monday. they learned a second student was murdered on tuesday. good morning, washington. it's wednesday, february 20. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. great to have you along on this wednesday. i want to point out a two school delays. allegany county's enriched on a two hour delay. and garrett county also on a two hour delay. -- allegany county's ridge district on a two hour delay. >> 30 degrees in gaithersburg 32 in frederick, 35 in d.c. any moisture left over from yesterday will freeze on the roads. watch for the potential for black ice today. a few slippery spots early this morning. by 10:00 that should go away. it will be a blustery day. temperatures will be in the upper 30's, but it will feel like 20's throughout the day. keeping our eye on another system that will br
the break, an amazing career move truly for a member of michael jackson's immediate family. you're not going to believe this one. >> 16 years old by the way. >>> later on one mother in her special delivery. two separate sets of twins who are so rare. you're watching "world news now." have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsine
. >> this is great. >> she is part of a huge crowd of fans from our area to arrive today. kim jackson came from annapolis. a trip to have been planning for a while. >> we got our tickets when we beat england. i told my wife were going to the super bowl. >> others are still looking for tickets. there will be in luck if they have the cash. prices are still way above face value but have dropped a little on the ticket website. we met this guy tonight. he is a ticket broker. the prices will hold at about that level. he showed israel tickets with their embossed face and black light water mark. he said watch out for fakes. >> it sounds too good to be true it probably is. >> and do not have to worry about that at all. >> we got some more prices. want to have spent $3,000, you might want to jersey or t- shirts. the official licensed jersey, $135. >> thank you. it may have heard beyoncÉ is in new orleans had a per halftime performance. she was -- responded for the first time about the lip- synching controversy during the presidential inauguration. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ >> she is admitted to lip- s
appropriate. the super bowl celebration has transformed the city. this is jackson square, the downtown new of orleans. you can see what happened here. created a super bowl pavilion. watching theeen coverage this week, this is look at whatscenes this looks like here. you see the map, the big screens, and the lights. look at the set up here. you have massive production right in downtown new orleans. some say it is a big deal, is just a game. this is a lot more than just a game. have businesses across the street. happened inwhat after hurricane trip began after hurricane katrina, the slowly build back. you can see the thousands of fans who are out here. they have been touring the area for days. as a maryland guy, we are seeing of purple and black. fromve david and diane maryland. what are you wearing? you are fitting right in. >> we are having a lot of fun. this is your first super bowl experience? >> yes. after we didn't go last year we never make that mistake again. >> it has been amazing. city has been incredible. there are so many raven's fans here, it is great. >> let us see what you are
it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ formerrts that jackson jr.jesse with thed a plea deal justice department is connection of misuse ofges campaign funds. he reportedly repaid the government hundreds of thousands of dollars he spent on items, including a luxury watch and air for a female friend as well furniture for his home in washington. a judge will determine whether gets jail time. >> here is a reminder that just about anybody's e-mail can be hacked. e-mail accounts from the family george w.president was breached. rebecca cooper has been following this story. details of those e-mails are internet, right? >> the bush family is not commenting. this is in hands of law enforcement. secret service did confirm that this is a criminal investigation. the e-mails stolen from half a dozen bush family members were obtained by a hacker. posted on the smoking gun website. were obtained illegally, we will not be ofr mosthe content accurate,s were not but some more embarrassing. one e-mail included detailed home addresses, e-mails and phone numbers for sev
conference will be outside ice headquarters in washington. jesse jackson jr. will plead guilty today to charges that he used campaign funds to purchase personal items. it could face five years in prison. prosecutor is one him to repay $750,000 and forth several items. his wife sandra is also expected to plead guilty today. that's for filing a joint income tax returns falsely that understated their income. >> a district heights police officer is recovering after he was involved in an accident. this happened before 10:00 on pennsylvania avenue and northbound silver hill road. the officer suffered non-life- threatening injuries. because of the crash is under investigation. >> friends and family gathered at the university of maryland to remember the victims of a recent murder-suicide. dozens of people were there attending a candlelight vigil on the mall to remember stephen rane. the 22-year-old was shot and killed by his roommate and the college park home on february 12. third student is recovering. a four-year-old girl died from injuries in a weekend house fire in southeast. the fire st
there will be an investigation. >> former congressman jesse jackson jr. could be sentenced to more than four years in prison following his guilty plea. illinois democrat admitted he spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. he will be sentenced in june. his wife sandra pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns. she faces two years in prison. >> frederick county sheriff will speak with some people and he is sworn to protect. sheriff jenkins will hold a community meeting tonight to discuss law-enforcement issues and county. public is invited to attend the meeting that will be held from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. tonight at crestwood middle school in frederick. >> virginia's quail house and senate should vote this week's on transportation plan. the governor's bill drew opposition. the new version will replace the state's 17.5 cent per gallon gas tax with a 3.5% wholesale gas tax. it would also increase the sales tax to 5.3% and would impose a $100 fee on hybrid cars. >> the donald in a public meeting tonight -- ddot is holding a public meeting tonight. they want to make a new neighbor
. >> this "the voice famous father played the scarecrow in the west with diana ross. prince michael jackson would like to become a producer, director, and actor. >> baltimore ravens wide receiver jacoby jones would like a permanent reminder of his football career high. >> he wanted to get the ravens tatoo. wanted the roman numerals written on it. that is supposed to be the superdome in the background. the execution may have been a little rushed. the ravens does not look so fierce. the letters in the roman numerals look a little crooked. what do you do? >> i think that you are stopped and maybe you could have it redone later with someone a little more skillful. forget it the fancy ittwitter view and why employees are hiring candidates over social media. >> tonight -- >> the battle to rescue dogs from rootless owners. we look into the world of dogfighting with people trying to save the animals. >> forget the long interview. you could land your next job on twitter. some technology and media and marketing companies are using twitter view to find employees. the company and tweets out a question and po
basketball , mr. jackson, pregame inspiration came easily. >> it's our last game here. for 61 years, the basketball program has played in this gym side. northeast but the school's closing at end due to a drop in enrollment. this is their final home game. on hardwood once roamed by legends. >> there's a profound sense of history here. to be a part of such a rich legacy it. i am amazed and how fast these guys go up and down. . look at h suited up in the late 1950's. >> it is sad to know there are never getds that will an opportunity to experience this. >> the players were inspired by night.storic an emotional ending to a legacy excellence. it may not be closing its doors forever. about thelk in ability of reopening couple years as a vocational school. this hour, a final decision made.t been in northeast washington, jay korff, abc 7 news. >> the end of an era. 4:51 right now. get a look at our forecast. >> what do you have in store? >> the good news is we have sunshine to start the day. the good news is we are not a problem have a major either. it's a point to be a cold weekend and blu
early this school year and start fall.n the just jackson jr. could spent in prison.years democrat and a lot admitted abusing hundreds of thousands of the campaign funds. his siblings offered him their support. >> we love our brother very much and we support him. treatedwife also filing a charges of false tax return. but a long time olympics when guilty topleaded abuse.ex entered a pleahe thursday in montgomery county. fall, a former student told her fories he abused years in the 1980's and her family to stay quiet. he faces up to 15 years behind bars. >> a judge has declared a man killing his 91-year- old wife in competent to represent himself. the doctor testified that he is death risk of sudden refusing to eat while in custody. tells them the angel and to eat.told them not violaaccused of beating to death. olympic athlete oscar pistorius was granted bail in trial of his girlfriend. the double amputee was not a flight risk. the lead investigator has been of murderecause .llegations against him already there are concerns police did not properly handle the crime scene. inxting whil
basketball coach, keith jackson inspiration came easy. no. 35. >> for 61 years the basketball program has played in a cozy jim on the northeast side. the school is closing at the end of the year due to dropping enrollment. so this is their final home game. >> from day one when you step into this building you hear about these guys, there is a profound sense of history here. >> to be part of such a rich legacy. >> i am just amazed at how fast these guys get up and down the court. >> it is really sad to know that these kids will never get an opportunity to experience this. >> spingarn players were inspired on this night, inappropriate and emotional ending to a legacy of elegant -- a legacy of excellence. >> there is talk about reopening in a couple of years as a vocational school. a final decision has not been made. >> lots of memories inside that jimgym. >> let's talk about the weather situation and what is to come. >> by the weekend, are milder weather will be a memory. here is the temperature, 40 degrees, not that far away from the average height. there is no snow in and around us. there
before the game. whitney houston and michael jackson have both lip-synched. and madonna was ridiculed after last year's performance. >> i would say her performance at the super bowl was not her best and she was not completely on cue, she missed some of her notes. that's an example when pre-recorded tracks can go wrong. >> reporter: the black eyed peas didn't in 2011 but probably should have. as for beyonce, she's not tipping her hand on what she'll sing, but we do know how she'll sing. >> i will absolutely be singing live. i am well-rehearsed. and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: and while she may have won many fans with her star spangled smackdown today, sunday
congressman jesse jackson jr. faces up to five years in prison, after admitting he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal items. items including a fur coat, an apartment, a rolex, even a fedora once worn by michael jackson. he apologized for letting down the people of chicago. >>> and a highly-respected former senator, pete domenici of new mexico, revealed a secret. he fathered a child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of a senate colleague, paul axle of nevada. domenici has been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> take a look at this image. nasa calling the colossal sunspot. the dark, black spot, still growing. it is already six-times the size of earth. there are concerns it could send massive solar flares our way soon. one would argue it looks suspiciously like -- >> magma. okay. >> that one, you did make up. >> did you find that story -- >> i will say this, that's terrible. i'm sure we're good here. but that's really terrifying when you hear about that disruption. >> the size of it. all right, josh. thank you. >> you bet. >>>
jackson, jr., a former congressman who pleaded guilty campaign fraud. its a trance -- it's a tragedy. all there and did right things. he worked are. he did not hold preress conferences. i don't know. someone's got to explain it to me. from a timex to an ll bean watch, but what is the of a foreigner $43,600 box-- the appeal of a watch?0 >> it's hard to bebe the son ofa famous pson. it's a heartbreaker. him right after he got i got it when we could download an hd movie in like two minutes. [ male announcer ] once you've got verizon fios -- america's fastest, most reliable internet -- you get it. but don't take our word for it, ask a real fios customer. ask me why fiber optics matters. ask me about the upload speeds. [ male announcer ] so, send a tweet, and get the real scoop from a real fios customer. get fios now for an even better price online -- just $89.99 a month and we'll triple your speed for free with an upgrade to fios quantum internet. plus get $250 back with a 2-year agreement. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. so i used my citi thanky
on tuesday. >>> and jesse jackson jr. was charged on friday for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. he allegedly spent the money on a gold rolex watch and michael jackson memorabilia. his wife, sandy, was charged separately for filing false tax returns. >>> and the construction of the seaside heights, new jersey. the boardwalk was the most famous of the several boardwalks destroyed by superstorm sandy. >>> and finally, college baseball season got under way on friday. and at least one umpire, he's a little rusty. the home plate ump in a game in florida takes a tumble. believe me, it happened. when trying to avoid a hit to a batsman through the base. >>> now, it's time for the weather. and we have ginger zee on camera for this. >> you want me to do a tumble? i can do that. let's go to boston. maybe you remember last weekend, me waist-deep in snow there. now, new flakes starting to fly. this is tonight into tomorrow, when the heaviest snow. it will be one to three inches. not a huge snowstorm. but something that's moving off the coast. and earlier today, going to hit in parts of north car
. >>> and jesse jackson jr. has agreed to a plea deal over charges of misusing campaign funds. the deal includes significant jail time. jackson resigned last year, citing health issues. >>> finally, at least someone is having some fun in the snow. this video was posted online of a dog, or a person and a dog, helping his owner clear the driveway. the dog was clearly having more fun playing in the snow. >>> now, it's time for the weather and back to ginger zee up in boston. ginger? >> good morning, ron. let's get right to the other blizzard i was talking about. five states -- i'm not talking about northeast of new england. but five states out west have blizzard warnings and watches. let's look at the storm animation to see what's going to happen here. this is throughout the weekend. do expect some very heavy and blowing snows in other parts of the country. the rockies and the northern plains there. and that warm-up, i promised you. mild weather is on the way. will it all melt? not likely because we have that much snow. look at some of the numbers. you start to moderate into the 40s. boston, 44, as
ahead. we will follow developments .n the blizzard ward of a plea deal from former jackson jr..esse he could be punished for abusing campaign funds. forward to it. authorities have identified the people killed in a fire tuesday in southeast washington people with no address and a believe they were squatters. found out this has become a concept among the homeless. has called the abandoned-omes miniums. anacostia, they call a these boarded up -miniums. abandoned the police are in front of one such building. on thece have stayed since thend the clock whichtarted on tuesday, of two peopleves longtime squatters. it was a horrific fire. today, police and fire still waitingwere .or a construction crew one neighbor said it had been a crack house. you see everything that was going on. squatters and boarded up buildings are common. sam jones took us into this place where he said squatters, and go. go.ome and it could go up in flames quickly with all of the junk scattered around. he also noted there is no way because everything is boarded up. maketigators were able to the side of tuesday's determ
disheartening that we're just getting hit and hit. >> reporter: for some, like lisa jackson buying ice and gasoline for her generator it was a lesson learned the hard way. >> i was prepared for three, four days, not for a month. >> reporter: but here getting provisions isn't easy. only a few gas stations are open and the one big supermarket, still closed. >> my brother called me this morning and said -- >> reporter: the expectation tonight, diane is for a lot of snow, high winds, flooding and very likely power outages. people here will remain here in their homes tonight hunkered down and ready for the worst that mother nature has for this community. >> all right, ron, thank you. >>> and from the beginning of this storm beginning to form, sam champion has been tracking the power of the storm as it moved up the coast. so sam, what's ahead tonight? >> reporter: well, good evening, diane. we still got slushy snow on the roads of new york city, but everything's right on schedule. we're watching this injection of cold wintry air get into the moisture of the southern section. the intensificat
:00. >> gordon peterson in the newsroom. >> jesse jackson jr. is formally charged. also at 6:00 you've probably seen video of the meteorite in the sky of russia. what if that happened here? would the insurance cover it? we'll see you in a few minutes at 6:00. >> latters, gourd don. it is a sobering statistics, more soldiers committed suicide than died in combat. researchers are testing new brain scans to see if they can come up unnew treatment for service members. >> playful puppies are serving a higher purpose tonight. we had a ribbon cutting this morning counts the official opening of the wounded warrior canine facility. we had several abc 7 guests in attendance there. the puppy center helped soldiers suffering from ptsd. that's a great program. >> to do anything outside it was beautiful. >> you said close to 60 in some places. >> lower 60's southwest of town. it is changing as we speak because of the rain clouds. looking live right now in arlington. you can see the edge of the clouds there, the rain moving in and there are rain showers west of the area. ashbur
son jackson drive from pennsylvania every year to be here on this day. >> there is the reason we honor washington. >> that is all for us at 5:00. abc 7 news at 6:00 begins right now with breaking news. >> alive and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> the breaking news tonight is from alexandria, where police have shot and killed suspect believed to have been armed. police are trying to determine what happened in the minutes before the officers opened fire. >> it happen in the 3500 block of duke street near the intersection with quaker lane. >> we are learning a little more about the man who shot and killed earlier this afternoon. according to people in the neighborhood, he was approximately 30 years old and lived in alexandria. the
," and the stories you'll be talking about today. starting with the matrimonial bombshelby janet jackson. >> she married her boyfriend months ago. the couple wed at a quiet and beautiful ceremony. we say congrats to both. >>> we can only imagine the culture shock when former nba bad boy dennis rodman arrives in north korea. we said north korea. the guy is 6'7", in a country where the average is 5'5". not to mention the piercings, the at thes, the green hair. the trip for rodman and three members of the harlem globetrotters are part of a tv show. >>> staying in the far east for this one. it happened at an airport in china. one guy took out all of his frustrations on a check-in desk computer. and he kept on going. >> he grabs a sign. he started swinging this thing around. this guy is a high-level government official, who admed a government official, who admed a missed the flight with his family. he has issued an apology. but did it feel good for somebody to let all that out at the airport. we all thought about it. >> oh, yeah. >>> and in kansas city, it's a case of your cup runneth over, way over.
's informational flood watches out. jackson, tallahassee, all getting hit with heavy rain. this is two to three inches of rain when this rain gets going. and a quick look how the weather system becomes the one that curves up to the southeast. and also delivers a little hit of snow by the time we get to wednesday, wednesday night, anywhere from washington, >> good morning. tuesday morning. our temperature is in the '40's across the region. chill at 43 degrees. we will warm up the lower 50s afternoon. >> all that weather was brought to you by edward jones. >> edward jones. >>> and coming up, the first interview with little ethan's mother, speaking out to dr. phil about her son's six, terrifying about [ woman ] if youerrifying the audae your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ woman ] if you have the nerve to believe that cookie cutters should be for cookies, not your investment strategy. if you believe in the sheer brilliance of a simple explanation. [ male announcer ] join the nearly 7 million investors who think like you do: face time and think
jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vice president biden tells americans they do not need assault weapons to scare off bad guys, just use a shotgun. his response came in response to a facebook question about responsible gun ownership. >> look what the democrats are doing. joe saying i got two shotguns. obama saying look at my picture. they're trying to walk this line -- >> we're not against the 2nd amendment. it's all theater. >>> here's a look at your wednesday weather. denver will see snow by this afternoon. that storm will move into the plains. showers for oklahoma city, dallas and houston. >>> another frigid day for the upper midwest. minneapolis 10 degrees, boston, new york and baltimore, upper 30s. spring arrives one month from today, march 20. >>> for the first time in 16 years, we'll hear the classic gray poupon "par
maiker as well. each one will trirg severe storms in the sourt pathern par the country. jackson, memphis, chicago, lose louisville, the ourn areas stay warm. raleigh, 50s. miami, back into the 80s. i know it's been a cold week a cold start here. with sunny skies. 17.nd-chill only we will warm up to the upper sunny skies. clouds move in ton >> just looking at denver, early this morning. you also get a warmup over the next couple of days. haul that weather brought to you by macy's everybody. >>> get ready to meet the shark whisperer. why this young woman is get something dangerously close to sharks. >> get out of the water. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. the reason i'm still in this body feelin' so good isn't because i never go out and enjoy the extra large, extra cheese world we live in. it's because i do. introducing the new weight watchers 360 program. join for free and expect am
, this might be a slice of true genius. not because it features a likeness of michael jackson. >> that's right. check out michael there, formed from legos and dancing only the way the king of pop could. it's the work of an animator in berlin. >> every time those lego blocks move, another shot has to be taken, and then they have to be edited together. nearly, nearly as impressive as rob doing his own michael jackson. >> the work of animators is pretty impressive. >> i can't even begin to fathom how long that took, and how many people were involved. >> the work they put into that, are you kidding me? >> i can't do anything with a lego. >> i can't compete with that. i'm not even going to try. i've done it before, people have seen it. >> it's friday. >>> coming up, real-life pain for lady gaga and her road to recovery. >> and the road to hollywood fame is especially remarkable for a movie making teenager from afghanistan. he's up for an oscar. you're watching "world news now." i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical
'm liking it. >> oh, i get to do a little michael jackson. whoo. knows the boys in the band. >> me. >> oh, my -- rest in peace. i had to give him a little musical shout out tonight. i didn't kick you in the face. that would have been bad. >> i do know the boys in the band, by the way. >> oh. let's just talk about that for a minute. even though diana and i are the new permanent anchor team on the show here, this is not the first time that we worked together. >> true. that is true. and yes, rob, it's been very eventful. always. >> you can tell i've calmed down since you left the last time. we had another new face welcoming her to the anchor chair for the week. welcome, diana perez. welcome to the low point of your career here on the overnight. >> i've never seen another anchor have tomato juice on the set. this is new. this is new. >> it's a bloody mary. >> that's my girl. >> oh, that's me! >> didn't recognize yourself. >> wow. >> had a few that night. she don't remember. >> that's all you need. vodka and water. >> whoo. >> getting down on the anchor desk. >> i can go on. if you have troubl
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